We spend so much of our lives sitting at a desk, from elementary school all the way through our work careers–but we seldom put much thought into the quality and style of the wooden desks we use. Is it eco friendly? Is it stylish? Does it represent me well? Is it even practical for my space? While there are plenty of desks on the market, many of them are mass-produced and are only built to last a few years. The wooden desks we carry at Vermont Woods Studios add sophistication, style, and a feeling of intention to your office space. If you’re a professional who takes pride in your work, then you deserve a beautiful wooden desk that will speak to your unique taste and personality!
Why Wooden desks?
There are plenty of articles and websites out there that propose that plastic is the future for the modern office. We’d have to kindly disagree. Most plastic furniture, if not recycled, is not eco-friendly and does not represent a 21st century office space. Perhaps a trendy startup might choose plastic furniture for its array of color options, but the mature work environment needs something much more than that to represent it’s values and style. Our wooden desks are 100% built in the USA with skill and integrity and made with sustainably harvested wood, giving you the benefit of supporting local craftsmen and loggers without contributing to mass deforestation.
If you are ready to ditch your mass produced desk and get a real natural wooden desk that you can love and be proud of for decades to come, take a look at our 5 sophisticated wooden desk selections:
Our Modern Shaker Furniture Collection is an ultra customizable collection featuring several different options for your home office. With a handful of desk options, we’ve chosen two of our favorites that we feel define the look of a professional Vermont style office.
Our Modern Shaker Desks are handcrafted to last a lifetime. One is sleek & simple, the other sturdy and grand… which fits your style?
The Modern Shaker Campaign Desk & Modern Shaker Office Desk. The Modern Shaker Campaign desk is sleek and simple, shown in ultra-modern walnut wood. This desk leaves plenty of open space under the desk for you to move around or to place file cabinets. This solid wood Modern Shaker Style Campaign Writing Desk will impress clients and friends who visit your home or office. Organize everything at your fingertips in its two accessory drawers and built-in pencil drawer.
The Modern Shaker Executive Desk is a bold but transitional piece perfect for your executive office. It’s sturdy design makes it the ideal piece for an office that gets a lot of foot traffic and a lot of use! Shown in cherry wood, this classic American made desk is a great choice for a simplistic & stylish professional office. This fine luxury furniture is crafted using premium solid wood and is designed and built to last a lifetime. Organize everything at your fingertips in its two accessory drawers and 2 file drawers (standard or legal size). Choose between a rounded or straight edge profile. This solidly built Shaker desk is handcrafted to order in Vermont in your choice of solid cherry, maple, or walnut woods with a natural, eco-friendly non-toxic oil finish that not only protects, but enhances the natural beauty of the wood.
Let us know which one of these Modern Shaker Desks you love in the comments, or check out more of our hardwood desks online!
1. 2 Drawer Lateral Filing Cabinet. This beautiful hardwood filing cabinet is handmade using premium cherry wood and is crafted to last a lifetime. It’s traditional design makes it a great choice for your professional or home office! Shown with a Shaker base, you also have to option for a mission style or contemporary base. The brushed nickle drawer pulls give this office furniture piece a feeling of sophistication & subtlety.
2. Modern Shaker File Credenza. This large, luxurious modern shaker file credenza is handmade using solid hardwood. It features 3 accessory drawers, 2 cupboards, and 2 file drawers giving you lots of storage space for all of your important work documents. This piece also makes an excellent place to store and organize your personal/family records that can sometimes end up lost throughout the home. The eco-friendly, non toxic oil finish protects and enhances the natural beauty of the wood.
3. Berkeley Rolling File Cabinet. Our Berkeley Rolling File Cabinet fuses American Arts & Crafts Style with modern Asian design. Customize this piece with wood colors to suit your decor aesthetic– choices include natural cherry, windsor cherry, autumn cherry, cognac cherry, saddle cherry or smokey cherry. The design shown features natural cherry with black walnut drawer pulls. This piece makes an excellent accent to the well-styled office, giving you the traditional build with eccentric detailing.
These three Hardwood Filing Cabinets are great choices for the traditional furniture enthusiast– and those who love simply designed homes. They aren’t over the top with intricate detailing, but find their uniqueness in the natural beauty of the wood & individual customization options.
How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions? I finally started mine today. First: get my workspace organized.
This is what I want it to look like.
Instead, I'm sad to say, it looks like this. Can you believe that? Especially considering my work with fine, American made, solid wood furniture at Vermont Woods Studios.
I don't have a bookcase or a file cabinet. I do have a couple beautiful solid wood desks that Ken made for me when we moved into this space last year. I try to file everything electronically but that's not always possible so I end up with stacks of papers on my desks, notes on the wall and other stuff on the floor.
So today I decided to start getting organized. I asked Douglas to order me a new solid wood file cabinet from our Modern Shaker Office Furniture Collection. If that's not enough to do the job, I may have to splurge on the huge Solid Wood Bookcase in the picture above. We'll see. We seem to be moving and growing a lot so it all depends on how long we're here in this lovely office with the wood paneling and aqua carpets. I wouldn't want to get too far out of step with the modern decor.
The sales runs for 1 week from today through next Tuesday, November 8. You can take 10% off any single piece or save 15% when you purchase two or more pieces (Plus Free Delivery). Check it out and give us a call if you don't see exactly what you're looking for. We are always happy to customize.